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Getting Hired At A Startup Company

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve mentioned before that I’m a veteran of the “startup company” environment. Getting a job at a startup can be a hell of a boost for your career… if you survive it. You can learn more in 1 year at a startup than you can in most other work environments. The […]

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Tags: Job Search · Jobs

Jobs Bust Leads To Boom For Business Schools?

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In every recession, there are certain things that boom. And almost every recession leads to a boom in Business School students. It’s a strategy that makes sense. You can only bang your head against the wall so many times before you decide to try something else. And sometimes that “something else” […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Jobs

A Bad Job Market Means Position Yourself For The Future (Repost)

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a different philosophical take. From the make lemons from lemonade department… A bad job market might mean you’re not going to get your dream job for a while. But maybe you should take this time as an opportunity to figure out where you want to see yourself when the bad […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs

Unemployment Benefits Extended

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough President Bush signed a war funding bill today that included an extension of unemployment benefits. The extension covers workers who use or have used all their unemployment benefits between November 2006 and March 2009. So, if you’ve already used your benefits, you might need to re-apply. The part I find interesting […]

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Tags: Jobs · Layoff Rumors

How $200-A-Barrel Oil Might Affect The Workplace

June 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Doesn’t it kind of feel like all sort of bills are coming due lately? I’ve written before about how at ResumeWriters.com we’re seeing the cost of the commute become a major factor in job searches for the first time ever. I’ve been helping people find jobs for more than a decade […]

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Tags: Finance · Jobs · The Green Worklife

How The Housing Crisis Affects The Job Market

June 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve written before that I’m worried people chained to underwater mortgages will upset the supply and demand balance in the job market. One of the unique things about the American job landscape is the ability of workers to easily go to where the jobs are. If you can’t find decent work […]

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Tags: Jobs · Where The Jobs Are

Anecdotal Stories of the Economy

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Apparently, people are taking to sites like craigslist and eBay not just to find original Voltron toys from the 80s… but simply to make ends meet (h/t SavvySugar). Americans unload prized belongings to make ends meet At Craigslist, which has become a kind of online flea market for the world, the […]

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Tags: Finance · Jobs

The Jobs Report

April 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The headlines speak for themselves. March payrolls down 80,000. This is the largest decline since March 2003. The decline in payrolls was steeper than the 60,000 decrease that had been expected. Job losses thus have totaled 232,000 since the New Year, an average of 77,000 lost jobs per month. Unemployment rate […]

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Tags: Jobs

Mortgage Prisoners Are Hampering The Job Market

April 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This is something I’ve been worried about for some time now. We all know that the collective declines in the value of our homes has hurt our pocketbook. But the resulting immobility of the workforce – the fact that we can’t just pick up and move to a better job because […]

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Tags: Finance · Jobs

A Bad Job Market Means Position Yourself For The Future

March 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a different philosophical take. From the make lemons from lemonade department… A bad job market might mean you’re not going to get your dream job for a while. But maybe you should take this time as an opportunity to figure out where you want to see yourself when the bad […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs